call to serve

Stirred by theme of “vocation or call” at d’Verse Poets today…


young women

attend college

afraid to admit

perhaps their

fondest dream:

“I just want to

be a mother.”

“JUST”  ??!!

go for it, girl!

yes, do pursue

the education

you desire in

becoming a

better person

but don’t let

any feminazi

talking head

denigrate you

for aspiring to

the high calling

of motherhood!


They say that man is mighty,

He governs land and sea,

He wields a mighty sceptre, 

O’er lesser powers that be,

But a mightier power and stronger,

Man from his throne has hurled,

For the hand that rocks the cradle,

Is the hand that rules the world.

                       -William Ross Wallace


Note:  I found a totally different version of his poem here:

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. writerwannabe763
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 23:29:01

    My sentiments also…. nobody ‘has’ to be a mother if they don’t want to but they don’t have the right to take another’s dream for doing so… Diane


  2. katiemiafrederick
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 16:45:54

    Ah.. the mother of child is progenitor in love of man and woman alike.. the seed of love of humankind and cooperation is in the mother’s love.. no greater power is the unconditional love of a mother true.. alive.. embracing arms of warm.. without that addiction.. criminality.. and psychopathic leaning minds can roam.. but truly it all comes back to the love of a mother well nurtured and true in now..:)

    Is it no wonder we have Isis.. the Egyptian Goddess.. Mary.. and so many other authorities of unconditional giving mother love to respect.. as the love of the mother’s eyes is truly what makes humanity what it can and will be at most in unconditional LOVE! WHAT WE NEED NOW..:)


  3. Glenn Buttkus
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 20:38:30

    So many talented women do both these days, God knows how, a vocation & motherhood. My middle daughter is an RN, & is pregnant with her 4th child; my wife is a teacher, & we raised 3 wonderful girls. Life is short, & we need to propagate to preserve goodness midst the chaos.


  4. Myrna Rosa
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 13:25:21

    I need to show your poem to my daughter. She has lots of formal education, but being a mother is the most challenging, rewarding and valuable of all her vocations.


  5. C.C.
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 09:22:48

    It was my highest calling 🙂


  6. welshstream
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 07:42:01

    Good take on the prompt … the point of a vocation is that it’s your calling and no-one elses!


  7. Grace
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 07:01:43

    Some answer the call to motherhood, some are drawn to other things ~ I believe that a woman should decide and choose her destiny, smiles ~


  8. Gabriella
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 06:56:50

    I believe young women should be encouraged to do both. It is great to be both a mother and be able to land back on a decent job if they need or wish to.


  9. Mary
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 06:11:16

    Being a mother (or grandmother) indeed brings a lot of joy. It definitely is a rewarding ‘calling.’


  10. Dusty Writes
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 23:15:32

    Wow wow wow–yes. By the way, I forgot to tell you how much I like your blog name, Poem In My Pocket–I believe that day is coming up mid-April, isn’t it?


  11. kanzensakura
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 22:48:12

    Lovely and inspiring. Girls should do as women what they really want to do and feel is right for them. How great that you speak of motherhood with such love and respect.


  12. claudia
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 22:38:53

    motherhood is a wonderful calling and i often think the most important and precious thing i’ve done so far is to raise my kids


  13. Yer Forest Pirate
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 22:35:03

    Very nice, and yes, a mother, the world’s most important role


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